Patti Smith: Kristen Stewart Could Play Me

Antoinette Bueno
The Insider
Patti Smith: Kristen Stewart Could Play Me

Kristen Stewart played the legendary Joan Jett in 2010's The Runaways, but could she also take on punk rocker Patti Smith?

According to Patti herself, absolutely.

Patti is currently working with Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan on the script for a film adaptation of her bestselling 2010 memoir Just Kids, about her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe when they were just starving artists in NYC, and thinks none other than Twilight's first couple would make a good fit.

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"I remember the very first time I saw Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson together, when they were younger, and I thought, 'Those two kids could have easily played us when they were first starting,'" she tells Entertainment Weekly. "There's something in his eyes. And Robert [Mapplethorpe] was also a bit shy, and a bit stoic. Kristen has a very special quality. She's not conventionally beautiful, but very charismatic."

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But before all the Twi-Hards out there start getting their skinny ties together, Patti also says that the two leads should be unknown actors -- therefore exing out the famous lovebirds.

"Robert and I were very young. We were 20. We were unknowns, and I think it should be unknowns in the film, and young," she says.

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